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From: William Halverson <William at>

Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 04:31:22 UTC



Thought the group might find this interesting ...

I wonder what would be a useful response?  I know some folks advocate
extending the commercial aviation bailout to affected GA entities.

Your ideas appreciated.

Bill Halverson

PS Have not heard back from Boxer or Pombo yet (my other two Fed reps).

senator at wrote:
>                         October 16, 2001
> Mr. William Halverson
> 1529 Burnside Way
> Stockton, California  95207
> Dear Mr. Halverson:
>      Thank you for writing to me about the current flight restrictions and
> their effect on the general aviation industry.  I appreciate hearing from you 
> and welcome the opportunity to respond to your concerns.
>      The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) placed restrictions on general aviation after the
> September 11th terrorist attacks.  Since you wrote your letter, the FAA has authorized the limited
> return of general aviation "visual flight rules" operation (VFR) flights.
>      I realize that the restrictions have placed a significant burden on the general aviation
> industry.  It is important to strike an appropriate balance between national security and maintaining
> general aviation and commerce generally.  The FAA has notified me that it, too, is concerned about
> the hardships caused by these restrictions on VFR flights.  This issue is being discussed on a daily
> basis by officials with the Department of Transportation, the FAA, and the National Security
> Council.  They are working to implement effective security measures that will allow air traffic to
> resume to what it had been before the attacks of September 11th.
>      Again, thank you for your letter.  I hope you will continue to keep in touch on issues
> important to you.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my Washington, D.C. staff
> at (202) 224-3841.
>                Sincerely yours,
>                Dianne Feinstein
>                United States Senator


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